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10 Aug 2009 - 3:44pm
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6 years ago
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Svetlin Denkov
2009

Consistent Usage of Log In/Log Out versus Login/Logout

Greetings to all!

I have noticed that many sites utilize inconsistent label terminology
for links allowing a user to enter/exit an online account (be it an
e-commerce site, e-mail system, etc.).

I would expect that since these labels describe an action initiated
by the user (rather than a state), verbs and not nouns must be used:
Log In/Log Out, not Login/Logout.

However, often I see the following combination: Login (noun used to
enter) and Log Out (verb used to exit).

In your opinion, what do you think is the best label combination and
why?

1 Nov 2007 - 1:58pm
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5 years ago
92 replies
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Todd Warfel
2003

What tools do you use for prototyping?

What prototyping tools are in your toolbox?

Cheers!

Todd Zaki Warfel
President, Design Researcher
Messagefirst | Designing Information.

11 Aug 2009 - 12:01pm
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6 years ago
17 replies
Jonathan Cohen
2009

Visio and InDesign compatibility?

Hi all-

I just started working at a firm that uses Visio as its standard
wireframe tool. I also have InDesign on my machine and would prefer
to use this instead. (personally, omnigraffle fan here, but I'm
required to use Windows)

Searches for related keywords, an IxDA discussion search, and another
30 minutes of playing with several file formats haven't helped. I
can't figure out how to convert a file made in Visio to open with
layers intact in InDesign and vice versa.

Anyone know of a way to make these two apps play nice with each
other?

Thanks!
Jon

5 May 2009 - 10:39am
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7 years ago
4 replies
R Sengers
2008

Best practices for time out (log out) warning

For a web-based password-protected site with sensitive information, the user
usually is logged out after a period of inactivity. (In part, this is to
prevent others from seeing/changing the data on their screen, if the user is
on coffee break.) Ideally, the user would be warned before the time-out,
with an option to extend the time.

What are the best practices for this time-out warning?

Note that the user may have multiple browser windows/tabs open (with other
web sites) or may be working in a desktop application. Should they be
interrupted or not?

26 Apr 2006 - 3:55pm
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10 years ago
2 replies
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Patricia Mourthé
2005

Examples of web application system documentation?

Hi all,
Where could I find good examples of web application system documentation? Are there best practices and standards that I could rely upon?
We are customizing a web ordering (which we are proprietary) for a client and just delivered its system documentation (site maps, processes flows with notifications, high level interactions between web servers and databases, system structure description, and main screens descriptions – not at the object level but with emphasis on main functionalities).

26 May 2008 - 8:26am
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8 years ago
4 replies
Al Selvin
2006

Sites with good examples of bad UIs?

I hesitate to ask this, because I have lost hours wandering around in such
sites, but anyway:
I'd appreciate recommendations for sites that analyze/discuss/make fun of
bad UI designs. Examples are www.buigallery.com*, http://www.baddesigns.com,
etc. I know I have seen others but I'm not remembering/finding them at the
moment.

Thanks,

Al

* I love the "snarky comments" on this site. Spent way too long clicking and
laughing yesterday.

14 Jan 2013 - 5:05pm
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3 years ago
3 replies
Jessica Boggs
2008

Responsive Product Comparison Chart

We are currently working on creating responsive designs for a web site which provides/sells service-based products. The client wants the designs based off their desktop experience. One of the pages compares the service features in a side-by-side column format. Looks great in the desktop view but it not going to work in the smart phone view.

17 May 2011 - 8:37am
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5 years ago
5 replies
thinkusable
2011

What are the most happening places for UX in USA?

Hi All,

I would like to know the most happening place for UX in USA. It can be  based on number of UX people in that location, conferences, formal & informal UX meets, UX training workshops, design colleges, etc.

I was told that BOSTON is best place for UX to relocate for work by few designers but i would love to know the real facts from our IXDA community.

Thx

Kumar

23 Jul 2011 - 5:37am
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4 years ago
13 replies
Queen Catherine
2009

I wish I was Apple

HOLY MOTHER OF CRAP!

Apple changes the rules again - they've literally reversed the scroll!!!

My internal jury is still out... 

While it's feeling so deeply wrong to change such rules, it actually feels somewhat right (if you forget the paradigm)

jkolko
2010

New book available (for free!) - Wicked Problems: Problems Worth Solving

Hi,

I'm pleased to announce the availability of my next book, provided for free in its entirety online at http://www.wickedproblems.com.